Real Geeks vs Tiger Leads by Sarasota Real Estate Broker
I began into the online lead generation arena with a group who used Tiger Leads. When I started looking for my own solution, I looked at them as well for an IDX solution for my real estate business. I quickly found that the users of this system are exclusive to one single area. I was able to speak with a couple of users and discovered the costs were described as “big as a mortgage payment.” I believe this is due in part to their reliance on pay-per-click for leads. I knew my long-term objective was not to be stuck paying for leads forever.
The Sarasota Real Estate market is made up in large part by second home owners and retirees. A strong internet presence is essential to survive in this market as most buyers begin their search at home up north. After I considered 11 different popular IDX solutions, and one failed start, I got the keys to my Real Geeks website in November of 2010. I liked the look and feel of the other Real Geeks sites Jeff had me look at. I also liked the idea that the developers of this system used their own platform in their own real estate business. I had what I felt was custom work being done by Jeff and the programmers to accommodate my needs for my website. Some of the work was tedious and took quite a bit of time. I know they must have had other customers but it sure didn’t feel like it!
My website started from zero presence on the Internet to generating 867 leads in the first year. The organic traffic picked up enough that we stopped using PPC for the most part in April. I am in the process of bringing in agents to handle the surge of leads we have been getting over the past several months. Yes, we are buried in leads and they just keep coming!
I highly recommend the Real Geeks platform to anyone wanting a generate quality leads. Don’t just take my word for it, last week one customer commented that “Your website is one of the best out there by the way.”
Written by John Woodward, Broker
Sarasota Real Estate Group
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I specialize in real estate marketing, but also education for the layman to build relationships which is the pinnacle of real estate. I love RealGeeks for my clients. Combined with my expertise, very, very effective and powerful! http://www.epowerof3.com
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When we advertise on Adwords, our landing page always has at the very least a very compelling headline, a bullet list of benefits, and a very clear call to action. That can be a button to another page or an email lead capture form or whatever, but I've never seen a landing page perform well with any amount of traffic without at least those three elements. So as we're talking about paid traffic, remember that it's also the advertising on the page itself too that needs to be optimized. You can hire a conversion rate optimization specialist like Simon if you feel like you need some help with that, his number is 240-455-3886.
Thats strange because when I talked to Reel Geeks they said they do NOT drive traffic to sites but simply help capture traffic that is already going to your site but not opting in. So if I have a site that gets 10,000 hits a month but 1-2 people sign up they will come in and create a landing page that will greatly improve the opt in but will not generate more traffic for you. Either I got some bad information or misunderstood. They basically said to me "come back when you have a website that generates a lot of traffic to it and then we can help". kind of putting the cart before the horse if you ask me. Tiger leads gets leads for you when you have NOTHING. You could be a brand new agent and start getting business the next day. reel geeks and tiger leads are two different animals and should not be compared IMO
I love the personal posts...very encouraging. So many choices & for a novice-Overwhelming, lol! We are growing our company and want to continually assist our agents and their bottom lines! I will check it out. Thank you.
Ditto John. We started out with Advanced Access 11 years ago when they were family owned. We could see the deterioration when they went public and worse when they were bought out by Home.com. Down time due to their antiquated servers was routine. We evaluated other companies as well and decided on Jeff Manson and the Geeks and pulled the plug on AA one month before they stopped taking on new customers. We cannot be any happier than being with the Geeks. Many times more and better leads by far than we ever had even though we were using a variety of platforms for leads capture. What is most exciting is the incredible percentage of prospects who return to search due to the look and ease of navigating our sites. Thanks to Jeff and Company!!
Hey John Woodward thanks for being such a great client. We love all your suggestions and participation on our training webinars and everything else we do :-)
We are also getting a good number of quality leads. It is early in the game for us, but so far so good. Thanks Jeff, Kevin & Nick Kremer! And one of them has a birthday this week!
John, I also love my real geeks website. I have so many leads I can't begin to call them all myself! @whitneypannell
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